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Four Mothers

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2020
  • 79 min.
  • Director(s): Rephael Levin, Dana Keidar Levin
  • Producer(s): Adi Bar Yossef, Rephael Levin, Dana Keidar Levin


Israel is a war-ridden country that has claimed tens of thousands of victims. Over the years the public has leaned on the ethos of sacrifice. Generations of mothers send their sons to war without asking questions. They play their assigned roles. This film tells the story about the first time a female civil movement challenged that prevailing ethos in Israeli history when mothers to soldiers protested against the ongoing war in Lebanon.
Its a film about a groundbreaking female protest in a struggle for peace. A feminist movement that inspired masses and was able to end war.

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Original Music

Karni Postel

Original Language





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Sound Design

Ami Arad

Supporters & Broadcasters

HOT8, Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, The Galil Fund, Mifal Hapais

Festival Highlights


    Femmy Award for the Spirit of Activism
    Nevada Women's Film Festival
  • Special Mention

    Sguardi Altrove Film Festival

    Women in Film Television and Media, Italy Award
    Sguardi Altrove Film Festival

Sguardi Altrove Film Festival, Italy, 2021

FemArt Festival, Kosovo, 2021

Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2021

Nevada Women's Film Festival, USA, 2021

Flying Broom Film Festival, Turkey, 2021

Philadelphia Israeli Film Festival, USA, 2021

Boston Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2021

Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival, Denmark, 2021

Human Rights Documentary Film Days, Turkey, 2020

Docaviv International Film Festival, Israel, Israeli Competition, 2020


  • "An inspirational story about women standing up for what they believe in our society and, as a result, causing a major change."
    - Amy Kronish, israelfilm.blogspot
  • "Four Mothers is now considered a textbook case of a grassroots movement that prevailed and triumphed."
    - Haaretz
  • "The feature-length film, directed by Rephael Levin and Dana Keidar Levin, has a clear message for those Israelis currently wondering... whether ordinary citizens taking to the streets can ultimately affect change: Yes, they can. "
    - Haaretz